TV to Mobile Phones might be the key to Digital TV in the Philippines
Phone maker Nokia is looking at offering television via its new line of cellular phone models soon to be launched in the Philippines according to an article in the Manila Bulletin Online.
Parikshit Bhasin country manager for Nokia said that “Nokia has yet to hold negotiations with Philippine-based broadcasting companies”.
The service would use the DVB-H system which is part of the DVB range of digital broadcasting specifications now used in most countries of the world.
The Philippines have yet to decide on a digital terrestrial standard for television broadcasting but if mobile TV gets a hold then using DVB-T as the main standard for broadcasting to the home would be most cost effective and technically the easiest to implement.
Main source: Manila Online
Item added: 15th August 2005